1924 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. 840 Engine no. 744 1957 Bentley Continental Sports Saloon 1959 Austin Mini Se7en De Luxe Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7/108 Engine no. 8AUH-908

The Hendon Sale, RAF Museum, Hendon

30 April, 2012

The Bonhams auction at the RAF Museum Hendon in April again performed
strongly, with good prices being paid across the board for a wide variety of cars. Leading the pack was the 1957 Bentley S-Series Continental Sports Saloon. This well-presented car fresh from long term ownership attracted strong bidding in the room, eventually selling for £191,900. Representing the pinnacle of sporting Bentleys from an earlier era was the Vanden Plasbodied 1924 Bentley 3-litre Speed Model, which had been in the same family ownership for 35 years. This fine vintage car achieved a price of £163,900.

In many ways the most notable of the lots offered, the 1959 Austin Mini
Se7en, attracted feverish bidding before selling for £40,250 – proving once again, no matter the type of car, the value of originality above all else. This remarkable time-warp survivor was the eighth of its type produced, the third oldest survivor and the oldest un-restored example

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